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The Israeli occupation army has admitted to running a snuff psyop Telegram channel. (Photo: via social media)

The Israeli occupation army has admitted to running a Telegram channel showcasing extreme, graphic content and gore, or snuff films, glorifying the violence and war crimes carried out against the people of Gaza.

According to a report by Haaretz, the occupation army’s psychological warfare unit, the “Operations Directorate’s Influencing Department” has been operating a Telegram channel called “72 Virgins – Uncensored,” aimed at Israeli audiences and shows the bodies of Palestinians with the promise of “shattering the terrorists’ fantasy.”

In an exposé published in December, the Israeli outlet revealed that the channel, which boasts “exclusive content from the Gaza Strip” and has published over 700 posts, images, and videos of Palestinians being killed and of destruction in the Strip, encourages thousands of followers to share the content so that “everyone can see that we’re screwing them.”

At the time, the Israeli military denied any connection to the channel, but a senior military official speaking on condition of anonymity disclosed to Haaretz that the army is indeed responsible for operating it.

However, in a follow-up report on Sunday, the newspaper said the army had admitted to running the channel after the earlier report led to an internal investigation.

In a written response to Haaretz, the Israeli army’s Spokesperson’s Unit said that after the probe, “it was found that the Telegram page was operated by the IDF without authorization and without authority. The incident has been dealt with.”

The channel was created on October 9, two days after the war began, as “The Avengers.” The next day the name was changed to “Azazel,” based on the Hebrew pronunciation of “Gaza” and a word for hell, before being changed to its current name.

One entry posted on October 11 reads: “Burning their mother … You won’t believe the video we got! You can hear the crunch of their bones. We’ll upload it right away, get ready.”

Images of Palestinian captives and corpses were captioned “Exterminating the roaches … exterminating the Hamas rats. … Share this beauty.”

In another instance, the following caption accompanied a video of an Israeli soldier allegedly dipping machine gun bullets in pork fat: “What a man!!!!! Lubricates bullets with lard. You won’t get your virgins.” And: “Garbage juice!!!! Another dead terrorist!! You have to watch it with the sound, you’ll die laughing.”

According to Haaretz, “the channel administrators didn’t stop at images from Gaza.”

“On October 11, hundreds of Israelis, including members of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team’s violently racist fan club La Familia, rioted at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, near Tel Aviv, following a rumor that Hamas terrorists who had invaded Israel were being treated there,” the report said, adding that “people roamed the hospital, cursing out and spitting on medical professionals.”

“Within an hour, a video of the riot was posted to the 72 Virgins channel with the title, ‘My brothers, the heroesssss, La Familia fans, love you!!!!!!! What heroes, they came to screw the Arabs’.”


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